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Wednesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 22 Dec 2010

Today in the roundup: 35 Conferette and SXSW announce additions, the year in music and talking Tuna.


MUSIC IN MARCH: The 35 Conferette in Denton has announced that !!!, The Man, Kid Koala, Generationals, The Civil Wars and Portugal. The Man. will play next year’s event. Those acts join a growing list of acts who will roll through North Texas from March 10-13. Meanwhile, SXSW has announced the third round of showcasing bands that will perform in Austin March 16-20.

MUSIC TALK: Dallas Morning News Music Critic Mario Tarradell teases us with the three discs that almost made his top 10 albums of 2010. His top 10 will run in the paper next week, but you don’t have to wait to find out what they are. Mario, along with Preston Jones of the Fort Wort Star Telegram, will be my guests on Think today at noon as I once again sit in The Big Chair for Krys Boyd while she’s on vacation. We’ll be talking about the best albums and concerts of 2010. If you’ve got a topic you’d like them to bounce around, shoot an e-mail to [email protected]

QUOTABLE: “We have all new sets and costumes and some new extra things. It’s the same dialogue and the same show, but with a new look. It looks like a pop-up Christmas card. The only thing missing is the Snow Queen dancing en pointes.”

A Tuna Christmas co-creator Joe Sears, on how the show has evolved. He, along with writing partner Jaston Williams, spoke with theaterjones.com about the show, which comes to the Eisemann Center in Richardson on Tuesday.

  • Scott

    While I’m sure “The Man” and “Portugal” are excellent acts individually, in this case, it’s just one band: “Portugal, The Man.”

  • Stephen Becker

    Scott – thanks for the clarification – misread the press release. They may be great, but they’ve already got one strike against them with that name…